Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Columbiad vs. Carondelet

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: Lock D Loop west of Lock D Rd, Dover, TN
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 36° 29.691    W 087° 51.431
  36.49485    -87.85718333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Columbiad vs. Carondelet
February 14 1862

"The [10-inch] Columbiad was rigidly impartial, and fired on the boats as... circumstances dictated, with...the last few shots... directed at the Carondelet... hugging the eastern shore and... a little in advance of others... Several well-directed shots raked the side and tore away her armor..."
Lieutenant H. L. Bedford,
Confederate Ordinance Officer

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